The Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group (CDPLPG) is based at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Using Cochrane systematic review methodology, we investigate the evidence for a wide range of medical, educational, social, and socio-legal interventions. Our scope covers developmental and psychosocial problems of childhood and adolescence; learning problems across the lifespan (including learning disabilities); and personality disorders and adult offending. We review treatments for specific problems and also look at the impact of universal interventions, such as the effect of day care on children's development. Our reviews cover a variety of interventions that impact on quality of life, such as housing, social networks, leisure and advocacy.
One of our priorities is to ensure that systematic reviews relevant to low and middle income countries are identified, supported and published in the Cochrane Library. Please click here for further details.
The CDPLPG is co-registered within the Campbell Collaboration.
We welcome participation from those interested in contributing to the group's work - whether as systematic review authors, external referees, or handsearchers of specialist journals. Contact us for more information about getting involved at CDPLPG@qub.ac.uk
We are also committed to increasing our level of involvement with consumers at every stage of review development. Click here for more information on consumer issues throughout the Collaboration.
For a quick introduction to our group you can download our introductory leaflet by clicking here.
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